Summer Program

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IEU SUMMER PROGRAM

Summer is the perfect time to expand your knowledge of integral subjects vital for a well-rounded education. Focusing on the social sciences, including economics, the humanities, cultures and social & business entrepreneurship are hugely beneficial regardless of what you intend to study at university.

It’s also an excellent way to acquire the essential soft skills needed in any undergraduate program, such as teamwork, creative problem-solving, negotiation and communication techniques.

The IEU Summer Program is an intensive summer program designed for high potential students from all around the world. It allows them to grow personally and professionally, while making friends in an engaging, international environment.

 

WHY NOT BRING YOUR FAMILY WITH YOU?

We offer a 10% program fee concession for family members who join the Summer School for Young Professionals or Executive Summer School!

PROGRAM CONTENT

The first phase will focus on improving your interpersonal and leadership skills. During the second phase, you will study one of the 5 specialized tracks:

ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN TRACK

The Architecture and Design track focuses on creating an immersive experience into the processes of design. The schedule is comprised of a series of hands-on exercises, lectures and class talks that will allow the participants to explore different layers of the profession. The students will be exposed to both digital and analogue tools as well as theoretical concepts that make a good design. After short introductions to devices and techniques, students can begin to produce their own designs (via sketches,
3d modelling, laser cutting, 3d printing and photography). Extracurricular visits are organised to provide inspiration and add depth of understanding into the world of architecture and design. All the work done during the summer school will be concentrated into individual student portfolios that each participant can later use to advance their career paths.

Track Agenda

BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP TRACK

Are you are an innovative thinker who is passionate about business and entrepreneurship? Come and discover how entrepreneurship as a mindset and a way of approaching business is changing the world, as well as how organizations and leaders manage change. Anyone in the business world knows that it’s currently experiencing an exponential rate of change, which is affecting organizations and societies everywhere. Participants in this track will learn about, and work on, leveraging change to drive positive impact in different sectors, and ultimately, our global society. The track in Business & Entrepreneurship will offer you resources and flexibility to turn your ideas into reality and jump-start your business journey!

Track Agenda

DATA ANALYTICS & ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TRACK

Artificial Intelligence, cybersecurity, and Big Data technologies currently enable earthquakes prediction to reduce its effects, finds new cures for diseases or enhance our lives and create a better world.
If you are an innovative thinker who is interested in the latest technology and wants to build the new digital future, this is your track!
During this week, you will have the opportunity to dive into these cutting-edge technologies. You will learn what is behind the scene and how to apply them to disrupt the status quo.
By the end of this hands-on week, you will have the chance to present your own tech-based solution for a better life/world.
Are you ready to master the ‘hottest’ skills in the job market?

Track Agenda

MARKETING, COMMUNICATION & BEHAVIOR TRACK

In today’s world, consumers are constantly receiving multiple messages. No matter in which direction we turn, an ad is trying to sell us something: from a new political party to an up and coming social media platform; from the hottest Netflix series to a jeans brand. You name it… Thousands of messages blur our vision as audiences and consumers are more resilient to such messages. Engaging audiences and understanding the brand customer journey in a world of clutter is one of the greatest challenges for the current generation of Marketing Communication professionals. Behavioral science is critical to understanding why humans react to certain messages the way that they do and the optimal way to influence change in consumer behavior. Getting a message across in the world of content saturation and being able to engage in a conversation with audiences will be the central theme of the “Marketing Communication and Behavior” summer course.

Track Agenda

LAW, ECONOMICS & INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS TRACK

As the globalization of the world economy erodes national borders, people and countries are more interconnected and interdependent than ever. The world is currently experiencing a moment of unprecedented change, accelerated by advances in technology and artificial intelligence. Terrorism, pandemics, climate change, poverty, human rights violations, financial crises, and migration are all global challenges that no state alone can address independently. These issues present multiple economic, political and legal dimensions that are intertwined and can only be solved together. This track will explore how all stakeholders, whether governments, multinational corporations, or civil society must cooperate in order to overcome the global challenges of the 21st century.

Track Agenda

The academic program will be complemented by different extracurricular and team-building activities that will allow you to enjoy the vibrant cities of Madrid and Segovia (company/museum visits, city tours, etc.)

*The minimum track size is 10 students. The maximum capacity per track is 30 students.

ACCOMMODATION AND FLIGHT DETAILS

Arrival in Madrid is on Sunday, July 5th. There will be three bus services connecting the airport with Segovia: at 10AM, 1PM and 4PM.

Madrid airport has four terminals and there will be one chaperon per terminal waiting for you at your gate with an IE University sign.

If you arrive in Madrid earlier and want to meet us directly at the airport on Sunday, July 5th, please go directly to the official Meeting Point at the Terminal 4. Our buses will leave from the parking at the Terminal 4. Please be there at least 1 hour before the scheduled departure. Please note that if you miss our bus service, you will need to arrange your trip to Segovia on your own.

If you are going to meet us in Segovia, please go directly to the residence. Please make sure to be there at 5PM at the latest. Please inform our team in advance that you are not going to meet us at the airport.

On Friday, July 17th, the return journey will set off around 11AM. Our staff will accompany you to the airport (last drop off will be at 8PM). After diploma granting, you will have free time until the pick-up for the airport. If you are not back at the designated time, we will not be responsible for your transportation. If you fly on Saturday, you will need to cover the extra night and get to the airport on your own.

RESIDENCE HALL IN SEGOVIA

During the first week (July 5th – 12th) housing will be in Segovia at the Factory Residence. Participants will be housed in single and double rooms with bathroom. Single rooms will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis, unless you inform us that you want to share a room with a friend. Double rooms are assigned by gender.

FACTORY RESIDENCE SEGOVIA

RESIDENCE HALL IN MADRID

From July 13th until July 17th, the Residencia Universitaria Claudio Coello in Madrid will be used as accommodation. Participants will have access to single rooms with en suite bathrooms and all meals included.

RESIDENCIA UNIVERSITARIA CLAUDIO COELLO
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